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Mesophyllum brachycladum (Foslie) W.H.Adey

Publication details
Mesophyllum brachycladum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 22

Published in: Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Lithothamnion brachycladum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: St Helena [Island] (Woelkerling 1998: 332). Holotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; dredged off St. Helena, presented [to BM] by W.H. Surton. BM algal box collection 30 (including a label from Foslie with the number 10 and the name on it). (Woelkerling 1998: 332). Notes: Holotype fragments: TRH C16-3249, British Museum no. 10, includes slides 336 and 1360; PC, British Museum no. 10, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym). Athanasiadis & Ballantine (2014: Appendix I:1) insist that the holotype is in TRH and the BM material is an isotype.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion brachycladum Foslie 1900

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.

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